Ichnusa, also known as Birra Ichnusa and Ichnusa beer, is the name of a famous beer that is made in Sardinia (an island in the Mediterranean Sea and an autonomous region of the country of Italy). Ichnusa is a pale lager beer with a nice hoppy taste and approximately 5% ABV (alcohol by volume). It was founded in 1912, and is now currently owned by Heineken International. Like many brewers in Italy, Ichnusa stays true to its tradition -- even after being acquired by Heinken. This amazing pale lager is an extremely interesting and tasteful beer, which make it one of the most highly appreciated beers in the country.
Just like pecorino cheese, carasau bread, nuraghes are considered to be symbols of Sardinia, so is Ichnusa. Its name originated from the Latinized ancient name of Sardinia, which is Hyknusa. Since Ichnusa was founded in 1912, it is still being brewed at the same plant in Assemini, a municipality not far from the Sardinian capital of Cagliari. Ichnusa has a light golden color, with a clear and fine perlage. It also has fine and persistent bubbles that form a nice dense foam -- providing a soft feeling to the lips when drank. Ichnusa is a high ranking beer that is best enjoyed with pizza, cheese, and grilled steak, among many others.